Food & Health

The Food & Health Subcommittee advises the City on policies and practices that influence food and beverage choices with the aim of improving overall well-being and reducing health disparities for all Philadelphians.

We envision healthy and prosperous communities where all Philadelphians have access to healthy affordable food and beverages, nutrition education, and culinary skills.


At the February 2016 meeting, FPAC members identified health as a missing link in FPAC’s programming. FPAC member Dwayne Wharton proposed a subcommittee to address food issues related to health, such as drinking water access, sugar-sweetened beverage policies, and vending policies.


The Food & Health Subcommittee meets on the second Thursday of the month from 3:30pm to 5pm at The Food Trust.

If you would like more information about the Food & Health Subcommittee, please contact Chair Dwayne Wharton.